I just took off the pick guard of my guitar and realized that my pickups are going to be set in a different way now.

How do you set your pickups to get more distortion? Higher closer to the strings or down farther away from the strings?
Last edited by MadMetalManiac at May 3, 2006,
That won't really affect distortion i dont think.
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The closer they are to the strings the more harsh they get. But if yo uget to close you start to lsoe sustain because of the pole pieces attracting the strings.
im not sure about losing sustain, but i know pickups that are too close cause muddiness
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ive learned that if they are too close that the sound seems...idk...too crisp? i cant describe it...i would just put a new pickup in the bridge...maybe an emg.. seymour duncan livewire or full shred